Ever heard of Mobile High-Definition Link, or MHL for short? Today, it's a way to connect a smartphone to a HDTV or monitor via microUSB. But the new SuperMHL could challenge HDMI and DisplayPort dominance over your entire home theater.
In just a couple years, your MacBook Air or Surface Pro could look obsolete. Denizens of the future won't understand why you have so many gaping holes in your machine. Why would you need a full-size USB socket, a magnetic charging port, and a video output when you can cram them all into a single tiny plug? Because…
Uh oh—it appears that Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI cables are unlicensed, so manufacturers have been selling illegal cables this whole time. This doesn't bode well for Apple, but also for Toshiba, Dell and HP, who all use the port.
After years of Mini DVI and Mini DisplayPort, will Apple really give us HDMI? A bucketful of rumors from AppleInisider say HDMI is replacing DVI in the next Mac minis, and reveals a long lost audio/video Mini DisplayPort adapter.
The Video Electronics Standards Association has codified the standard for the next version of DisplayPort, and the small, Apple-loving HDMI competitor, and it just got a lot more interesting. Like, multiple-monitors-on-one-plug interesting.
Mini DisplayPort to DVI, that's easy. But what if you need to go the opposite way? You long to connect your DVI graphics card to that alluring Cinema Display's Mini DisplayPort input. "Impossible!" you cry. It was. Until now.
The USB audio version of the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter hasn't shipped yet, but Kanex just came out with an even more updated version of it with digital audio.
She's not much to look at, but this is the first DisplayPort KVM switch, so you can hook up two DisplayPort-compatible computers to a single monitor (and keyboard and mouse, obvs) without converters. Why do you want direct DisplayPort hookups?
The Kanex Mini DisplayPort and USB audio to HDMI adapter, which one-ups the previous Monoprice adapter because there's audio.
Monoprice sent us their $14 Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter, and we tested it with some protected content to see if it solved one of the new MacBook's biggest monitor compatibility problems. Sure enough, it did.
We've been waiting a few months for the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter in order to hook up our 30-inch Dell 3007WFP monitor, but when it got here, it was periodically unusable.
A Google cache at Dell's site reveals a few details about their upcoming MacBook Air competitor, the Adamo. The leak indicates a few interesting things about Dell's plan for peripherals, and hints at price.